A variety of tooth and jaw issues open up the door to orthodontics. Dr. Vakili may point out that your teeth appear crowded, or the relationship between the jaws isn’t ideal. As permanent teeth start to appear, usually around age 6, your teeth or jaw may start to become misaligned. A narrow jaw or a large overbite may create a slew of bite issues. Dr. Vakili helps you decide if orthodontic treatment makes sense.
Although many youngsters benefit the most from orthodontics after baby teeth fall out and permanent teeth move into place. Achieving a nicely aligned and highly functional set of teeth in adulthood is still achievable. The length of time spent wired-up can vary, but average treatment time often falls around two years for adults and teens.
A variety of methods allow orthodontic treatment to solve nearly every possible scenario that appears, but successful treatment relies on good patient compliance. Wearing elastic bands consistently, keeping follow-up appointments for adjustments, and practicing outstanding home care can lead to a positive outcome. This commitment involves frequent preventive visits with your hygienist as well, a strategy that helps avoid cavities around brackets. The Solana Smiles team specializes in helping our orthodontic patients enjoy a successful outcome: a gorgeous, healthy smile.